If the Government won't help the poor, the Fed should.
Dasani it not just a water any more. It is the name of a 12 year old in Brooklyn who has been featured in a New York Times series that graphically outlines the shape of deep poverty in today's America.
Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life - The New York Times
One message that seems pertinent is that money makes much if not all of the difference. And that when money is available to those who have none it is spent. In Mexico and Brazil money is the weapon that is fighting poverty. In the USA it should become our weapon. The Fed bailed out the banks. What if it bailed out the poor? The banks sit on the money or else give it to the rich in bonuses. The poor go out and spend it. If the government has not got the capacity to save the poor, let the fed do it.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.
There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.
This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.